Can we all agree that Melissa McCarthy looks fantastic on the cover of Elle -- The Women In Hollywood Issue? No? You mean there is a Greek Chorus of hypocrites that refuse to accept what we can all see and take at face value...that Melissa looks fierce?
In countless other buddy cop and action movies, men well into their 40s and even 50s have sex with a plethora of gorgeous 20-somethings and there's never any reference to their age. The rules are simply different for men than they are for women.
A sex comedy with heart, The To Do List casts the slightly too-old Plaza as Brandy, a new high-school graduate (circa 1993, so we're in the pre-cell-phone/Internet era) who's gotten straight A's in everything -- except her social life.
While critics were debating if Lena Dunham gets too naked too often, or if Melissa McCarthy is too fat to be a movie star, Julia Pastrana's mummified remains were being collected from an Oslo medical facility and sent home to Mexico to be laid to rest.
The Heat isn't shy about acknowledging its debts to the buddy-cop comedies of yore, but throws in a few, gender-twisted wrinkles all its own (you never saw Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in a drunken hug-dance, did you?)